Good to get back to classes again this week, after the break and to catch up with everyone. It’s been a full week with 2 new beginners classes starting in Leominster, both full. My Kington class for gardeners continued at Hergest Croft where we used pilates poles to practice safe digging and lifting techniques, readyContinue reading

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Completely potty!

We all went to pot in this weeks, pilates for gardeners at Hergest Croft! The small plastic pots, previously used to grow my tomatoes in, were used to balance on knees and backs, to help us focus on pelvic stability. Then came the Bill and Ben impressions, as we put them on our heads for the standingContinue reading “Completely potty!”

How balanced are you?

My Pilates for Gardeners class today, focused on balance. Gardening often requires us to lean or reach, taking us off balance, so not surprising that most gardening injuries are caused by falls. We used the pilates poles for standing balance work and the Thera-Band to stretch tight muscles.  Can you stand really tall, lift oneContinue reading “How balanced are you?”

11th July . More rolling…

My mixed level classes continued with the roller again this week. When it came to standing on them, most people looked much more confident and  balanced. The feedback I’ve had is that although the rollers can be a bit uncomfortable to lie on, people feel the benefit afterwards in their backs , shoulders and generalContinue reading “11th July . More rolling…”

May 19th

Thanks for all your feedback about this site. It’s a work in progress and I’m hoping it will be a useful means of keeping in touch. There have been requests for more photos along with options for downloading the handouts, which I’m working on. My thanks to Alan for volunteering to be photographer and takingContinue reading “May 19th”